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'105 girls missing' in NE Nigeria after Boko Haram school attack

Kano - More than 100 girls are reported missing after a Boko Haram school attack in northeast Nigeria this week that President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday called a "national disaster".

Boko Haram: Profile of a jihadist threat

Lagos - Nigeria's Boko Haram, suspected of another mass kidnapping of school girls, started out as an Islamic anti-corruption group but mutated into an IS affiliate waging a lethal insurgency.

More than 100 girls 'missing' after Boko Haram school attack

Damaturu - More than 100 girls were missing on Wednesday, two days after a Boko Haram attack on their school in northeast Nigeria that has raised fears of a repeat of the 2014 Chibok kidnapping that shocked the world.

Scores of girls 'missing' after new Boko Haram school attack

Kano - Fears grew in northeast Nigeria on Wednesday about the fate of potentially scores of girls who have not been seen since a Boko Haram attack on their school two days ago.

Nigeria frees 475 Boko Haram suspects for lack of evidence

Abuja - Nigeria has freed another 475 Boko Haram suspects following a series of mass trials in which most cases were dropped for lack of evidence, the justice ministry said Sunday.

Suicide blasts kill 19 in northeast Nigeria, jihadists blamed

Kano - Three suicide bombers killed 19 people at a fish market in northeast Nigeria, civilian militia leaders said on Saturday, in an attack blamed on Boko Haram jihadists.

Suicide blasts kill 19 in northeast Nigeria: civilian militia

Kano - Three suicide bombers killed 19 people at a fish market in northeast Nigeria, civilian militia leaders said on Saturday, in an attack blamed on Boko Haram jihadists.

In central Nigeria peace eludes farmers and herders

Makurdi - Madu Maji sits on a bench at the cattle market in Makurdi, central Nigeria, dragging his bare feet through the dust to stave off boredom.In the pens, the few cows that remain are little more than skin and bone.

Chibok girls' kidnapper jailed for 15 years

Kano - A man involved in the 2014 kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls from Chibok in northeast Nigeria has been jailed for 15 years, the government confirmed on Tuesday.

Chibok girls' kidnapper jailed for 15 years

Kano - A man involved in the 2014 kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls from Chibok in northeast Nigeria has been jailed for 15 years, the government confirmed on Tuesday.

Three Cameroon soldiers killed in restive anglophone region

Douala - Cameroon's national youth holiday was marred by violence on Sunday, with three soldiers killed and a local official feared kidnapped by suspected separatists in the country's restive English-speaking regions.

UN appeals for $1 bn for Boko Haram-hit NE Nigeria

Abuja - The UN on Thursday said more than $1 billion in funding was needed this year to help millions of people affected by Boko Haram's Islamist insurgency in northeast Nigeria.

Nigeria to send troops to restive central states: army

Abuja - Nigeria's army on Wednesday said it would send troops into the country's volatile central states to quell violence between farmers and herders that has killed hundreds in recent weeks.

Nigeria grapples with mob justice in farmer-herder clashes

- In the heart of Gboko's main market, in Benue state, central Nigeria, stains still darken the dusty corners of the car park, where seven men were burned alive in broad daylight.

Arrests in Italy over Eni energy bribery scandal

Rome - Fifteen people have been arrested in Italy on suspicion of having "adjusted" lawsuits in favour of Italian energy giant Eni, according to judicial sources.

Boko Haram kills two as military says group 'defeated'

Maiduguri - Boko Haram fighters stormed a village in northeast Nigeria and murdered two civilians, a local resident and a security source said Monday, as the military again maintained the jihadists had been defeated.

Boko Haram kills two as military says group 'defeated'

Maiduguri - Boko Haram fighters stormed a village in northeast Nigeria and killed two people, a local resident and a security source said Monday, as the military again maintained the jihadists had been defeated.

Head of Nigeria's anti-corruption court charged with bribery

Abuja - Nigeria's top judge handling corruption cases against public officials has himself been charged with bribery, court papers showed Saturday.

In remote Nigeria, fear haunts Cameroonians who fled violence

Ikom - John Osang arrived in Nigeria at dawn on the verge of collapse, wearing just shorts and flip-flops after two fevered days running through the jungle from Cameroonian soldiers.He said he had no other choice.

Cameroon forces among fleeing anglophones in Nigeria

Lagos - Cameroonian forces have crossed into neighbouring Nigeria, where thousands of people have fled from Cameroon's restive anglophone regions, local sources and state officials said on Wednesday.

#MeToo movement 'long overdue' says Nigerian author Adichie

Paris - The great global reckoning with sexual harassment is "long overdue", says acclaimed Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, but the feminist figurehead in Africa hopes it is not "a passing fad".

Nigeria farm violence leaves 10 dead in 2 days

Jos - Ten people in central Nigeria were killed over two days in violence linked to cattle grazing, part of a months-long crisis that has heightened religious tensions, sources said late Thursday.

Battle for land becomes Nigeria's biggest security challenge

Lagos - Boko Haram may dominate headlines about Nigeria, but more than twice as many citizens are being killed in battles over land between farmers and herders than they are by jihadists.

Nigeria's former president says Buhari should not seek re-election

Abuja - Nigeria's former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, on Tuesday called on the country's current leader not to seek a second term of office.

Four US, Canadian captives freed in Nigeria: police

Lagos - Two American and two Canadians who were kidnapped in an ambush by gunmen in northern Nigeria this week were freed on Saturday, police said.

Two Americans, two Canadians kidnapped in Nigeria: police

Lagos - Two Americans and two Canadians have been kidnapped and two Nigerian police escorts killed in an ambush in northern Kaduna state, police said Wednesday, in the latest abduction targeting foreigners.

Nigeria's abducted Chibok schoolgirls: a timeline

Lagos - A group of young women shown in a video released by Boko Haram on Monday are purported to be among the more than 200 abducted from Chibok, northeast Nigeria, in 2014.

Abducted Chibok girls say 'we won't return': Boko Haram video

Kano - Islamist militants Boko Haram on Monday released a new video purporting to show at least 14 of the Chibok schoolgirls whose mass kidnapping nearly four years ago became a symbol of NIgeria's brutal conflict.

Abducted Chibok girls say 'we won't return': Boko Haram video

Kano - Islamist militants Boko Haram on Monday released a new video purporting to show at least 14 of the schoolgirls abducted from the northeast Nigerian town of Chibok in April 2014.At least three of the group were seen carrying babies.

Nigeria, neighbours in joint op against Boko Haram leaders

Kano - Four west African states have launched a major offensive against the Boko Haram jihadist group in Nigeria, the military said on Tuesday.
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